Updated 1 November 2011
Reality star Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage, according to reports.
News broke of the split on 31 October, with Keeping Up with the Kardashians producer Ryan Seacrest t to he first to confirm the reports, tweeting:
“Yes @KimKardashian is filing for divorce this morning. I touched base with her, getting a statement in just a few mins.”
Kim herself has now released a statement, which confirms the news and reveals that she was the one to end things with Kris:
“After careful consideration, I have decided to end my marriage. I hope everyone understands this was not an easy decision. I had hoped this marriage was forever, but sometimes things don’t work out as planned.”
Football star Humphries also released a statement which said he was “devastated” that Kim has filed for divorce:
“I love my wife and am devastated to learn she filed for divorce.
“I’m committed to this marriage and everything this covenant represents and I’m willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.”
The pair tied the knot in California on 20 August, however rumours that their marriage was on the rocks surfaced as early as the beginning of October.
According to the Mail Online, a source close to the couple told the website:
“I don’t know when they’ll announce the split or why they got married in the first place but they are done.
“They are divorcing. Kim has been staying in a New York hotel which Kris has failed to visit.”
This split marks the second failed marriage for the 31-year-old Kardashian.
She wed music producer Damon Thomas when she was just 19, divorcing him back in 2004.